Cranberry Cotoneaster

Cranberry Cotoneaster is a deciduous shrub that produces bright red berries.  Though the berries are not edible, they provide a colorful addition to the plant.  The foliage of this shrub is small and glossy.  The leaves of this shrub are about the size of a finger nail.  Cranberry Cotoneaster is a low-lying spreading shrub.  The branches of this plant spread out, creating an interesting low-lying hedge.  The plant reaches up to six feet wide when it is fully mature.

Cranberry Cotoneaster

Cranberry Cotoneaster Small Pink Flower

Cranberry Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster Apiculatus

Plant Details

Flower Color- Pink

Foliage Color- Dark Green

Zone- 4-7

Height- 2′-3′

Spread- 3′-6′

Light- Sun

Details-  This shrub has small glossy foliage contrasting with bright red berries.

Pruning-  The ideal time to prune Cranberry Cotoneaster is in the winter time.  Summer pruning can be done, but it should be kept to a minimum.  Pruning this plant varies depending on the expectations of the owner.  This plant is not generally pruned tight.  Pruning should mainly consist of training the plant and removing straggly branches.  If you are trying to form a hedge, then you can prune the shrub more aggressively.

Other Cotoneaster plant options.

  • Canadian Creeper TM Cotoneaster
  • Coral Beauty Cotoneaster
  • Eichholz Cotoneaster
  • Peking Cotoneaster